Potpourri can be expensive, but it doesn’t need to be. Even if a bag isn’t pricey, if you have the right key ingredients, you can make your own potpourri. In colder months, the warm smell of vanilla and cinnamon potpourri can make any home feel inviting; in spring and summer, floral-scented potpourri will bring the scents of outdoors inside. Here is a step-by-step guide to help … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Potpourri and Save Money
Money-Saving Tips & Tricks
Ways to brighten your home in the winter
The winter doldrums can set in quickly, especially when the sun goes down early and the frigid weather keeps everyone cooped up inside. These three tips offer terrific ways to brighten your home and combat those long, dark winter afternoons. 1. Play with Light: The basic overhead lighting and lamps you have in your house are great for year-round lighting, but they may not be … [Read more...] about Ways to brighten your home in the winter
Save money and time with homemade holiday gifts
The holiday season is officially here, and what an exciting time it is! If you’re like many people, you have a to-do list that stretches longer than the amount of time you have to get it all done. Here are some ideas for holiday gifts that will help save time and money so that you’ll be able to actually enjoy the season. • If you’re crafty, consider knitting a beautiful … [Read more...] about Save money and time with homemade holiday gifts
How much money is your poorly insulated attic losing?
Hot air rises, just like your energy bill will do if your attic is poorly insulated. A poorly insulated attic can result in 25% heat loss in fall and winter—that’s 25 percent of your average heating costs going toward energy that won’t even heat your home. Poor Insulation vs. No Insulation Don’t think you’re safe just because you saw the insulation in your attic the last … [Read more...] about How much money is your poorly insulated attic losing?
Apps to Run Your House More Efficiently
We all get excited when Apple releases a new iPhone, and the iPhone 6 reveal was no different. But did you know that you can use your shiny new toy to run your home more efficiently? The following apps can be your in-hand assistant and help you stay on top of everything from home security to monitoring how much you’re paying to operate your appliances. How many times have … [Read more...] about Apps to Run Your House More Efficiently